Metabolism and digestion: Relationship with fat loss
It is essential to move your body. It is not necessary to go to the gym, but it is a duty for your health to make your heart beat with a certain speed for a few minutes each day ... Walk, run, jump, nothing, do something! Move on!
As always, we want to reiterate our main objective: lose weight, lose fat and not lose muscles.
For this reason it is very important to know how to make the most of the use of fats in our body.
We already know about how to maximize fat utilization during exercise.
Remembering that Knowledge is power, and we need "power" to achieve our results, it's time to go a little deeper in the terms we need to know to achieve our goal of losing weight.
He is the first in a series of articles that will focus on the processes involved in the use of food as energy, or its storage in fat, or its conversion into muscles.
Food processed by the body has to end somewhere ...
What happens to the food we eat?
The transformation of the macro-nutrients that we obtain from food, carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy is a part of the metabolic process. This process has to use the energy stored in the ATP (adinosene triphosphate) to be completed.
Through Metabolism the elements are modified from their initial state to be converted into another product. This "new product" can be used in one of the ways:
- It can be stored by the cell
- It can be used immediately.
Most of the energy is produced through the Krebs cycle (Also called citric acid cycle: The Krebs cycle is part of a metabolic pathway involved in the chemical conversion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins into carbon dioxide and water to generate energy usable by the body).
Our metabolism is a great worker, it never stops, and for the purposes that interest us, the organism works alternating 2 different phases:
Phase constructive, called anabolism and, the phase destructive, called catabolism.